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is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

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stephen peng
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is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

dear all,
there was no SCSI tape(like C5683A) connected to our servers, only a MSL6030, connecting through SAN, so is it a good way to make_tape_recovery using this tape library? and is it possible to restore the os if the system crash its os?
furthermore, how to configure a ignite server?

thanks a lot!
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Torsten.
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

how to configure a ignite server?

Refer to the Ignite manual:

www.hp.com/go/ignite-ux


For the SAN tape I would say yes, load manually a tape and backup, for restore load the tape, boot from DVD and select the tape as image location.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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stephen peng
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

Torsten,
about the tape backup, you mean I have to use a DVD to boot and then select a tape as image location, so I could access the tape in SAN at this state? is it defferent from BCH? could I SEA this drive at BCH? could I just boot the tape at BCH?

thank you for your reply!
Torsten.
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

RISC servers cannot search the SAN from BCH.

Once you booted from DVD, an install kernel is loaded and the system is able to search.

Hope this helps!
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stephen peng
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

Torsten,
appreciate that your reply was just what I was looking for.
furthermore, where could I get some guide about DVD boot procedure? I remember similiar situation in 11.23, but not at 11.11.
P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

Hi Stephen,

>> where could I get some guide about DVD boot procedure?
Check the following link -
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5274/5992-5274.pdf
->Ignite-UX Installation & recovery Booting

Also, check the foallowing link for discussion on
"Boot from the HP-UX 11.0 Install DVD"
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1275575660035+28353475&threadId=1043264

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: is it possible to use a MSL6030 on SAN to backup and restore os?

Shalom,

HP only supports its own tape devices as Ignite boot devices.

You can however set up an Ignite server and use make_net_recovery and network boot to backup and recover systems.

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